Microblog, WikiLeaks Top 2010 Internet Terms in China

AFP reports on the top Internet terms in China for 2010:

Web users searched the definition of the term “microblog” more than three million times on Hudong.com this year, while they sought out the meaning of “WikiLeaks” nearly 800,000 times, the website said Thursday.

Hudong.com also asked Internet surfers to vote on the most popular terms on the web, with both “microblog” and “WikiLeaks” receiving a large number of votes, it said, without specifying their ranking.

Also high on the list was “showing off my father”, a term referring to a fatal hit-and-run accident where the drunken perpetrator boasted to witnesses that he would go unpunished because his father was a high-ranking policeman.

The man’s actual comment was: “My father is Li Gang,” but the website did not use that line because it has been banned by China’s Internet censors.

Learn more popular Internet terms via CDT’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon.

December 25, 2010 10:26 PM
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